SNV Daily Affirmation – Day 49, March 19


Day 49, Mar. 19:

Today, I think of and try out alternatives to the usual ways I handle a situation when confronted with conflict.

Perhaps there are at least three sides to every story:  my side, the other person’s side, and what a neutral observer sees.  Each has a different story to tell, and each is certain they know why the conflict started, who started it, and how it must be resolved.  Actually, they usually are all right (because their story is true) and they are all wrong (because their story is only a piece of the whole truth).  Remember this today, and think (or ask!) how any conflicts that arise appear to the other parties involved.


We learn to practice nonviolence one step at a time, one choice at a time, one day at a time.  This is how each of us, in our own way, moves the world in the direction of peace.  This is the Season for Nonviolence.

This is a part of 64 days of affirmations commemorating the Season for Nonviolence, the span of days between the deaths of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.  These writings have been adapted from 64 Days and Ways to Practice Nonviolence by the Global New Thought Movement and Compassionate Activism for Global Healing by the Association for Global New Thought and added to by Tanya Mayer and Paul Friedman. They are grouped in 9 categories: nonviolence toward self, in close relationships, in my communication, in recreation, in my perspective of others, in daily living, in work, for mother earth and in our world.

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